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Encyclopedia > Dennis Hastert
Dennis Hastert
Dennis Hastert

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 14th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 6, 1987
Preceded by John E. Grotberg
Succeeded by Incumbent

In office
January 6, 1999 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Newt Gingrich
Succeeded by Nancy Pelosi

Born January 2, 1942 (1942-01-02) (age 65)
Aurora, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse Jean Kahl
Religion Methodist

John Dennis "Denny" Hastert (born January 2, 1942) is an American politician. He has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1987, representing Illinois's 14th congressional district, and served as Speaker of the House from 1999 to 2007. Dennis Hastert; from house. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Illinoiss 14th congressional district is a United States Congressional District that covers a part of northern Illinois, including the cities of Aurora, Elgin, DeKalb, and Dixon, and parts of Henry, Whiteside, Lee, Dekalb, Kane, Kendall, and Dupage counties. ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... John E. Grotberg (March 23, 1925 - November 15, 1986) was a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois. ... Dennis Hastert of Illinois, the current Speaker of the House (since January 6, 1999) The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Newton Leroy Gingrich, (born June 17, 1943), served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. ... Nancy Patricia DAlesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is currently the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Paramount Theatre under renovation, downtown Aurora. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Illinoiss 14th congressional district is a United States Congressional District that covers a part of northern Illinois, including the cities of Aurora, Elgin, DeKalb, and Dixon, and parts of Henry, Whiteside, Lee, Dekalb, Kane, Kendall, and Dupage counties. ... The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer—or speaker—of the United States House of Representatives. ...


Originally elevated to the Speakership on January 6, 1999, he surpassed Joseph Gurney Cannon as the longest-serving Republican Speaker in history on June 1, 2006. Hastert was reelected to an eleventh term in Congress in the 2006 general election, defeating former United States Navy intelligence analyst John Laesch. However, the Republican Party lost its majority in the House and on November 8, Hastert announced that he would not seek a leadership position in the 110th session of Congress. [1] On October 17, 2007, the political newspaper Roll Call reported that Hastert will retire from Congress before the end of 2007. [2] [3] [4] Hastert has endorsed former Massachussetts governor Mitt Romney for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Joseph Cannon at the 1904 Republican Convention Joseph Gurney Cannon (May 7, 1836 – November 12, 1926) was a United States politician from Illinois and leader of the Republican party; historians consider him one of the most powerful Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1903 through 1911. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that United States Senate elections, 2006/Complete list be merged into this article or section. ... USN redirects here. ... John Laesch (born January 29, 1974) is the current Democratic candidate for the 14th Dictrict of Illinois, US House of Representatives in 2006. ... For other senses of this term, see roll call (disambiguation). ... Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) was the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ...

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Early life

Hastert was born in Aurora, Illinois and grew up in Oswego, Illinois. He was the eldest of three sons of Naomi and Jack Hastert. As a young man he worked in the Plainfield, Illinois family restaurant "The Clock Tower" as a fry cook.[5] He graduated from Wheaton College, Illinois in 1964 and earned a master's degree in education from Northern Illinois University in 1967. Although Hastert was high school "football and wrestling star" and a wrestler at Wheaton College in the 1960s, he was later injured, and as a result never served in Vietnam.[14] After a stint teaching English in Osaka, Japan in the early 1970s[6], he moved to Yorkville, 55 miles (89 km) west of Chicago, and took a job as a government and history teacher at Yorkville High School. He also coached wrestling and football, leading the wrestling team to a state title in 1976. The Paramount Theatre under renovation, downtown Aurora. ... For other uses, see Oswego (disambiguation). ... The Village of Plainfield is a municipality located in Will County, Illinois. ... Wheaton College is a private, independent, evangelical Protestant, coeducational, liberal arts college located in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. Wheaton has an enrollment of approximately 2,400 undergraduate students. ... Northern Illinois University is a public university located in DeKalb, Illinois. ... Osaka )   is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of HonshÅ«. The city is the capital of Osaka Prefecture. ... Yorkville is a city located in Kendall County, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Former Yorkville teacher Dennis Hastert, as Speaker of the House. ... Scholastic wrestling is a modification of collegiate wrestling. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Early Congressional career

In 1980, he was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives and served three terms, becoming the ranking Republican on the Appropriations Committee. The Illinois House of Representatives convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ...


The Congressman from Illinois's 14th congressional district, John Grotberg, did not run for a second term in the 1986 election due to a terminal illness. Hastert was nominated by a Republican convention to succeed him. He faced Democrat Mary Lou Kearns, the coroner of Kane County. Hastert initially ran a sluggish campaign, but the district's strong Republican lean enabled Hastert to win with 52 percent of the vote. He has never faced another election nearly that close, especially after the 1990s round of redistricting made the 14th even more Republican. John E. Grotberg (March 23, 1925 - November 15, 1986) was a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois. ... The U.S. House election, 1986 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1986 which occurred in the middle of President Ronald Reagans second term. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... For the thrash metal band, see Coroner (band). ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ...


During his first 12 years in Congress, Hastert worked closely with Illinois Republican leaders, especially Minority Leader Robert Michel. After the Republicans took control of the House in 1995, Hastert was named Chief Deputy Whip, the highest appointed position in the House Republican caucus. In this position, he was chief vote-counter for then Majority Whip Tom DeLay. Robert Henry Michel (born March 2, 1923 in Peoria, Illinois) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... Thomas Dale DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. ...

Hastert as Speaker of the 108th House of representatives.
Hastert as Speaker of the 108th House of representatives.

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Speaker

President George W. Bush's 2003 State of the Union address. Over the President's right shoulder is Dick Cheney; over his left is Hastert.
President George W. Bush's 2003 State of the Union address. Over the President's right shoulder is Dick Cheney; over his left is Hastert.

In the aftermath of the 1998 midterm elections. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia stood down for the Speakership and declined to take his seat for an 11th term. The initial Republican prospect for Gingrich's replacement was Bob Livingston of Louisiana, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, who was unanimously chosen as the Republican candidate for Speaker--and de facto Speaker-elect. However, soon thereafter, Hustler magazine detailed sexual affairs Livingston had in the past while seemingly hypocritically attacking President Bill Clinton for the Monica Lewinsky scandal; Livingston announced he wouldn't seek the Speakership and resigned from Congress. Dick Cheney (left) at the 2003 State of the Union address, behind President George W. Bush (center) and next to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. ... Dick Cheney (left) at the 2003 State of the Union address, behind President George W. Bush (center) and next to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. ... State of the Union redirects here. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... The U.S. House election, 1998 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1998 which occurred in the middle of President Bill Clintons second term. ... Newton Leroy Gingrich, (born June 17, 1943), served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. ... This article is about the politician. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Committee on Appropriations, or Appropriations Committee (often referred to as simply Appropriations, as in Hes on Appropriations) is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... For other uses, see Hustler (disambiguation). ...


With Livingston's departure, the leading candidates for Speaker appeared to be DeLay and House Majority Leader Dick Armey, both of Texas. However, Armey had just fended off a bruising challenge to his majority leader's post from Steve Largent of Oklahoma. The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the party that has a majority control of the seats in the house (at least 218 of the 435 seats). ... Richard Keith Dick Armey (born July 7, 1940 in Cando, North Dakota) is a former U.S. Representative from Texas 26th Congressional District (1985–2003) and House Majority Leader (1995–2003). ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954 in Miamisburg, Ohio) is a retired football player, enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, and a former U.S. Congressman, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma from 1994 until 2002. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ...


This seemed to open the door for DeLay. However, DeLay was as controversial then as now, and felt that he would be "too nuclear" to lead a closely divided House.[7] The Republican caucus then turned to Hastert as a compromise candidate. He had very good relationships with moderate and conservative Republicans, as well as Democrats. Hastert was then unanimously elected as the Republican candidate for Speaker, all but assuring his formal election as Speaker on January 6, 1999. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


In accepting the position, Hastert broke with tradition by delivering his acceptance speech from the floor, and by allowing House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri to preside briefly. Hastert pledged to work for bipartisanship, saying: "Solutions to problems cannot be found in a pool of bitterness. They can be found in an environment in which we trust one another's word; where we generate heat and passion, but where we recognize that each member is equally important to our overall mission of improving the life of the American people." In November 2004, however, Hastert instituted his "majority of the majority" policy, allowing the House to vote only on bills supported by the majority of its Republican members.[8] His policy agenda focused on taxes, education, Social Security, Medicare, and national defense. The Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives serves as floor leader of the opposition party, and is the minority counterpart to the Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. ... Richard Andrew Dick Gephardt (born January 31, 1941) is senior counsel at the global law firm DLA Piper and a former prominent American politician of the Democratic Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... “Taxes” redirects here. ... Social Security, in the United States, currently refers to the Federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. ... President Johnson signing the Medicare amendment. ... Any activity or effort performed to protect a nation against attack or other threats. ...


Although by tradition, Hastert was the leader of the House Republicans, he adopted a low profile in the media. This led to accusations that he was only a figurehead for DeLay. Still, in the months after the September 11 attacks, he met regularly with President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, the two Senate leaders and the House minority leader to shape the national response. Forecastle with figurehead Grand Turk Figurehead is a carved wooden decoration, often female or bestiary, found at the prow of ships of the 16th to the 19th century. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ...


As Speaker, Hastert traditionally did not serve on any committee, and almost never voted on the floor.


Hastert has been a prominent advocate of the FairTax proposal to replace the income tax with a national sales tax. He has been a strong supporter of all of the Bush administration's foreign and domestic policies. Throughout this article, the unqualified term dollar and the $ symbol refer to the United States dollar. ... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ...


On June 1, 2006, Hastert became the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history, surpassing the record previously held by fellow Illinoisan Joe Cannon, who held the post from November 1903 to March 1911. is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joseph Cannon at the 1904 Republican Convention Joseph Gurney Cannon (May 7, 1836 – November 12, 1926) was a United States politician from Illinois and leader of the Republican party; historians consider him one of the most powerful Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1903 through 1911. ...


On October 27, 2005, Hastert became the first Speaker of the House to author a blog on his website called, the "Speaker's Journal."[9] In his first post, he wrote, "This is Denny Hastert and welcome to my blog. This is new to me. I can’t say I’m much of a techie. I guess you could say my office is teaching the old guy new tricks. But I’m excited. This is the future. And it is a new way for us to get our message out."[10] is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Rolling Stone rated Hastert the worst congressman in 2006, accusing him of effectively ceding his power to DeLay. It also noted that Hastert inserted $356 million for a highway that will speed the development of several acres of land that he owns.[11] This article is about the magazine. ...


Controversies

Bribery subpoena

Hastert is fighting a subpoena to testify in a criminal case linked to disgraced former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham of California. [12] Randall Harold Cunningham (born December 8, 1941), usually known as Randy or Duke, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Californias 50th Congressional District from 1991 to 2005. ...


Campaign contributors

According to Federal Election Commission records, Hastert has received campaign contributions from numerous political action committees and individuals. The companies include several with ties to Illinois, such as McDonald's, Caterpillar, and Allstate. Many Fortune 500 companies, medical associations, and agricultural interests have also contributed.[13] The Federal Election Commission (or FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that was founded in 1975 by the United States Congress to regulate the campaign finance legislation in the United States. ... In the United States, a political action committee, or PAC, is the name commonly given to a private group organized to elect or defeat government officials in order to promote legislation, often supporting the groups special interests. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Caterpillar Inc. ... The Allstate Corporation NYSE: ALL is the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the United States. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ...


Hastert has declined and returned contributions from the National Rifle Association. He has also returned money from tobacco companies, including Lorillard Tobacco Company and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.[13] This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights... Lorillard Tobacco Company is an American tobacco company which holds a significant share of the American tobacco market. ... The RJR Headquarters building (back left) in Winston Salem, NC was built prior to the Empire State Building, which was designed by the same architect. ...


From 1997 to 2001, Hastert received multiple contributions from Enron Corporation and Arthur Andersen; however, the extent of their issues was not fully known at the time. Hastert accepted multiple contributions from Accenture, despite the Government Accountability Office noting Accenture is incorporated in a tax haven country (Bermuda), thereby avoiding federal income tax.[14] Enron Corporation was an energy company based in Houston, Texas. ... For the U.S. Supreme Court case commonly known as Arthur Andersen, see Arthur Andersen LLP v. ... Accenture (NYSE: ACN, ISIN: BMG1150G1116) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. ... General Accounting Office headquarters, Washington, D.C. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the non-partisan audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress, and an agency in the Legislative Branch of the United States Government. ... A tax haven is a place where certain taxes are levied at a low rate or not at all. ...


The law firm of Winston & Strawn has made multiple financial contributions. Winston and Strawn's CEO is Republican James R. Thompson who is a former Governor of Illinois. Winston & Strawn LLP is a large international law firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. Founded in 1853 by Frederick H. Winston, the firm now employs approximately 900 attorneys and maintains offices in the following locations: Chicago, Geneva, Switzerland, London, Los Angeles, Moscow. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


Hastert received approximately $70,000 in contributions from clients of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who pleaded guilty in January 2006 to defrauding American Indian tribes and corrupting public officials. A Hastert spokesman said the money would be donated to charity; however, the charity was undisclosed.[15] Jack Abramoff (born February 28, 1958) is an American political lobbyist, a Republican political activist and businessman who is a central figure in a series of high-profile political scandals. ... A plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal case in which a prosecutor and a defendant arrange to settle the case against the defendant. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Contact with Colombian government

In 1997, Hastert led a Congressional delegation to Colombia. At that time, the Bill Clinton administration was concerned about human rights abuses by the Colombian military. Hastert urged Colombian officials to "bypass the U.S. executive branch and communicate directly with Congress."[16] President Clintons Cabinet, circa 1993 The Presidency of Bill Clinton, also known as the Clinton Administration, was the executive branch of the federal government of the United States from 1993 to 2001 while Bill Clinton served as President of the United States. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... The executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law and running the day-to-day affairs of the government or state. ...


Support for Turkey

During his time in United States Congress, critics have alleged he is too friendly with Turkey because he has not supported initiatives related to the Armenian genocide of 1915–1923. He has frequently traveled to Turkey. Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Armenian Genocide photo. ...


In October 2000, Hastert withdrew at the last minute a promised House vote on a resolution to recognize the Armenian killings. Hastert claimed that this was prompted by a telephone conversation with then-President Bill Clinton in which "Clinton said he was 'deeply concerned' about the language in the document... Hastert said Clinton had warned of 'possible far-reaching negative consequences for the United States' if the House voted on the legislation."[17] Hastert defended pulling the vote, saying: William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...

I believe the Armenian people suffered a historic tragedy, and that this resolution was a fitting condemnation of those events. But the president of the United States, the commander and chief of our Armed Forces, has asked us not to bring this resolution to the House floor. This is not an idle request. We all know that the situation in the Middle East is unusually tense.[17]

He blocked similar legislation in 2004.[18]


In August 2005, an article published in Vanity Fair reported that Federal Bureau of Investigation translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has sworn under oath that she listened to wiretaps in which Turkish nationals boasted that Hastert had accepted bribes.[19] A Hastert spokesperson has denied any knowledge of these events even though a National Security Agency investigation is underway[20]. Vanity Fair is a glossy American glamour magazine monthly that offers a mixture of articles on high-brow culture, jet-set and entertainment-business personalities, politics, and current affairs. ... F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... Sibel Edmonds April 22, 2005 Sibel Deniz Edmonds (born 1970 in Iran) is a Turkish-American[1][2][3] former FBI translator and founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC). ... Bribery is the practice of offering a professional money or other favours in order to circumvent ethics in a variety of professions. ... “NSA” redirects here. ...


Remarks about George Soros

On August 29, 2004, in a Fox News interview, Hastert said, "You know, I don't know where billionaire George Soros gets his money... if it comes overseas or from drug groups or where it comes from." Asked if he thought Soros got money from drug cartels, Hastert responded: Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... A billionaire is a person who has a net worth of at least one billion units of currency, such as United States Dollars (USD), Pounds or Euros. ... Soros redirects here. ... Retail selling Street selling is the bottom of the chain and can be accomplished through purchasing from prostitutes, through cloaked retail stores or refuse houses for users in the act located in red-light districts which often also deal in paraphernalia, dealers marketing merriment at night clubs and other events...

Well, that's what he's been for a number years — George Soros has been for legalizing drugs in this country. So, I mean, he's got a lot of ancillary interests out there. I'm saying I don't know where groups — could be people who support this type of thing. I'm saying we don't know.[21]

Hastert had made similar comments in an August 23, 2004 radio interview.[22][23] ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On August 31, Soros, who had made his money from investments and currency speculation, wrote to Hastert requesting an apology.[24] Hastert replied that Soros had "funded organizations such as The Drug Policy Foundation, The Open Society, The Lendesmith Center, the Andean Council of Coca Leaf Producers, and several ballot initiatives across the country to decriminalize illegal drug use"; he did not apologize. Slate magazine noted that "Hastert's explanation is preposterous. Soros gives money to these groups. He doesn't collect money from them."[22] On September 1, Soros wrote a second letter, again requesting an apology.[25] Note: For the use of the term speculative in literature, see speculative fiction. ... The Open Society Institute (OSI) is a coordinating body, started in early 1994, of the national Soros Foundations, especially in Eastern Europe, which spends money donated by billionaire philanthropist George Soros. ... Categories: Magazines stubs | Microsoft subsidiaries | Websites | The Washington Post ...


In mid-September 2004, Soros filed a complaint with the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, charging that Hastert had slandered him by making comments on radio and television that Soros received drug money.[26] The Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, often known simply as the Ethics Committee, is one of the committees of the United States House of Representatives. ... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ...


New Orleans rebuilding

Hastert generated controversy on 1 September 2005 when he said spending federal money to rebuild New Orleans from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina "doesn't make sense to me."[27][28] Hastert went on to say that "It looks like a lot of that place could be bulldozed."[27][28] is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


Hastert's website responds to this controversy with the following statements: "It is important that when we rebuild this historic city that we consider the safety of the citizens first. I am not advocating that the city be abandoned or relocated."[28][29]


Connection to Jack Abramoff scandal

Hastert, an Illinois Republican, held a fundraiser at Jack Abramoff's Signatures restaurant in Washington on June 3, 2003, that collected at least $21,500 for his Keep Our Majority political action committee from the Abramoff's firm and tribal clients. Seven days later, Hastert wrote Interior Secretary Gale Norton, urging her to reject the Jena tribe of Choctaw Indians' request for a new casino. Hastert's three top House deputies also signed the letter, which said that approving the request would "run counter to congressional intent." is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton Gale Ann Norton (born March 11, 1954) served as the 48th United States Secretary of the Interior, serving under President George W. Bush. ... For other uses, see Choctaw (disambiguation). ...


Hastert collected more than $100,000 in donations from Abramoff's firm and tribal clients. On May 24, 2006, ABC News chief investigative reporter Brian Ross reported that the FBI has begun an investigation into Hastert's connections with Abramoff, and the June 2003 letter in particular.[30] The Justice Department quickly issued a denial of the ABC report: "Speaker Hastert is not under investigation by the Justice Department," DOJ Director of Public Affairs Tasia Scolinos said in a one-line statement.[31] Hastert has strongly denied the report. ABC News later issued a updated report that stated that its sources stood by the story.[32] There have been no further developments. is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... Brian Ross is the chief investigative correspondent of ABC News. ...


FBI search of a Congressional office

Just prior to the ABC report on May 24, Hastert had been critical of the FBI for its May 20, 2006 search of Rep. William J. Jefferson's Congressional office in a bribery investigation [33]. Hastert contended that the FBI, an agency in the executive branch of the federal government, had no constitutional right to search the offices of Congress, a separate branch [34]. The FBI had obtained a warrant for the search. William Jennings Jefferson (born March 14, 1947) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... A search warrant is a written warrant issued by judge or magistrate which authorizes the police to conduct a search of a person or location for evidence of a criminal offense and seize the evidence. ...


A number of conservative pundits have criticized Hastert's position regarding the right of the FBI probe to do such a search. These critics include Captain's Quarters, contributors to National Review and Red State, and talk show host Rush Limbaugh. The Washington Post published an editorial critical of Hastert's anti-FBI stance. Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter was also sharply critical of Hastert's actions, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Connecticut Republican Rep. Rob Simmons supported the FBI search. Conservative may refer to: Conservatism, political philosophy A member of a Conservative Party Conservative extension, premise of deductive logic Conservativity theorem, mathematical proof of conservative extension Conservative Judaism britney spears Category: ... Captains Quarters is a widely read conservative blog. ... National Review (NR) is a biweekly magazine of political opinion, founded by author William F. Buckley, Jr. ... Red states and blue states are those U.S. states having residents who predominantly vote for the Republican Party or Democratic Party, respectively, in elections in the United States. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... For other uses, see Limbaugh. ... ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... David Bruce Vitter (born May 3, 1961) is an American Republican politician, currently serving as the junior U.S. Senator from Louisiana. ... A Senate Majority Leader is a politician within a Senate who leads the majority party, or majority coalition, of sitting senators. ... William Harrison Bill Frist, Sr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Rep. ...


Real estate investments

On June 14, 2006, the Sunlight Foundation reported that Hastert has used an Illinois trust to invest in real estate about six miles (10 km) from the proposed site of the Prairie Parkway. Hastert's financial disclosure statements did not list the trust or its value, but did list several transactions done by the trust as if Hastert had done them directly. The House Ethics manual states that "Disclosure of real property should include a description sufficient to permit its identification (e.g., street address or plat and map location)."[35] The use of an undisclosed trust to purchase and own land made it impossible to identify the property owned by Hastert.[36] The Sunlight Foundation was founded in January 2006 with the goal of using the revolutionary power of the Internet and new information technology to enable citizens to learn more about what Congress and their elected representatives are doing, and thus help reduce corruption, ensure greater transparency and accountability by government... A trust company is normally owned by one of three types of structures; an independent partnership, a bank, or a law firm, each of which specialize in being a trustee of various kinds of trusts, and managing estates. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... Prairie Parkway is a transportation proposal by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to connect Interstate 80 to Interstate 88 in the outer western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. ...


In the summer of 2005, Hastert personally intervened during House and Senate negotiations over a huge transportation and infrastructure bill to secure $152 million to build the highway project and $55 million for an interchange 5.5 miles (8.9 km) from his property. President George W. Bush signed the bill into law in September 2005.[37]


On June 15, 2006, the Chicago Tribune reported that Hastert and two partners had sold a 138-acre (0.6 km²) parcel to a developer in December 2005 for $4.99 million. The land that was sold came equally from two purchases, in August 2002 and February 2004, and had a total cost of $1.9 million.[38] Hastert's share of the profits was $2.018 million.[37] Critics charged that, by earmarking money to improve the value of his land, Hastert violated House rules prohibiting taking official action for the prospect of personal gain [39]. is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... An earmark has a different meaning in the field of public finance than in US politics. ...


2006 House page scandal

Main article: Mark Foley scandal

In September of 2006, it was revealed that Hastert's office had been aware for over a year that Representative Mark Foley (R-Florida) had sent inappropriate e-mails to a 16-year old former congressional page in 2005. Foley had been told, by the chair of the three-person committee that oversaw the page program, to stop sending inappropriate emails, but no other action had been taken, nor any further investigation made into Foley's behavior.[40] Mark Foley The Mark Foley scandal, which broke in late September 2006, centers on soliciting e-mails and sexually explicit instant messages sent by Mark Foley, a Republican Congressman from Florida, to teenaged boys who had formerly served as congressional pages. ... Mark Adam Foley (born September 8, 1954) is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 until 2006, representing the 16th District of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


Kirk Fordham, a senior congressional aide, said he told Hastert's office about Foley's conduct toward teenage pages more than three years ago, long before officials have acknowledged becoming aware of the issue.[41] Kirk Fordham (born April 4, 1967 in Rochester, New York) has served on the staff of various U.S. Republican Party politicians. ...


Hastert denied knowledge of any explicit e-mails or instant messages. The Washington Times called for Hastert to resign as Speaker of the House. The editorial stated, "Either he was grossly negligent... or he deliberately looked the other way in hopes that a brewing scandal would simply blow away. He gave phony answers Friday to the old and ever-relevant questions of what did he know and when did he know it? Mr. Hastert has forfeited the confidence of the public and his party, and he cannot preside over the necessary coming investigation, an investigation that must examine his own inept performance."[42] Gingrich said that Hastert appropriately handled the aftermath of the scandal involving Foley and explicit instant messages to underage male pages. Gingrich dismissed calls for Hastert's resignation. "I do not agree with that, and I think it's very premature and very inappropriate," said Gingrich.[43] The Washington Times[1] is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Washington, D.C., United States. ...


Angela Marie "Bay" Buchanan, a conservative activist and former Treasurer of the United States, has called for Hastert to resign from Congress. Buchanan said that the email that Hastert was informed about — and described as "overly friendly" — "had predator stamped all over it. No one in the country can suggest otherwise." Buchanan said that Hastert and others "failed the parents of this country."[44] Buchanans signature, as used on American currency Angela Marie Bay Buchanan (born December 23, 1948) served as Treasurer of the United States under President Ronald Reagan and was the youngest person to serve in this post when she became Treasurer at the age of 32. ... The Treasurer of the United States is the only position within the United States Department of the Treasury older than the Department itself. ...


On October 4, 2006, a former aide to the House said he alerted Hastert at least three years ago before the e-mails became public.[45] is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On October 6, 2006, Hastert released a statement that he will not resign over this scandal.[46] is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On October 10, Hastert met with Indian-born evangelist K.A. Paul, who said he prayed with Hastert and attempted to get him to resign. Paul played an important role in getting embattled Liberian president Charles Taylor to leave Liberia and go into exile in 2003.[47][48] Kilari Anand Paul, originally named Anand Kilari,[1] was born on September 25, 1963, in a small village called Chittivalsa in the province of Andhra Pradesh, India, into a Hindu family. ... For other persons named Charles Taylor, see Charles Taylor (disambiguation). ...


One effect of the controversy was to impair Hastert's ability to help Republican Congressional candidates. Some candidates "disinvited" Hastert from previously scheduled campaign appearances on their behalf.[49]


Joshua Hastert

Dennis Hastert's oldest son, Joshua, is a lobbyist for the firm PodestaMattoon.[50] Joshua Hastert is registered as a lobbyist for clients ranging from Amgen, a biotech company, to Lockheed Martin, a defense contractor. Such family ties are sparking debates about lobbyists. "There definitely should be restrictions" on family members, said Craig Holman, a Congress Watch official who has studied the matter. "This is family members cashing in on connections... It is an ideal opportunity for special interest groups to exploit family relationships for personal gain." Joshua Hastert says he does not lobby House Republican leaders.[51] Amgen Inc. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... Congress Watch is a division of Public Citizen that champions consumer interests before the U.S. Congress and serves as a government watchdog. ...


Ethan Hastert

In March 2001, Hastert's son Ethan was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and other traffic violations. He was cited for several offenses in the early morning hours.[52] He worked on Dick Cheney's staff.[53] He has since finished law school and works as an attorney for Mayer Brown.[54]


US Attorney controversy

On March 14, 2007 Sen. Peter Fitzgerald said he believed senior Bush advisor Karl Rove was trying to influence the selection of U.S. attorneys in reaction to pressure from Hastert and allies of then-Gov. George Ryan, who knew Fitzgerald was seeking someone from outside Illinois to attack political corruption.[55] The dismissal of U.S. Attorneys controversy is an ongoing political dispute initiated by the unprecedented dismissal of seven United States Attorneys by the George W. Bush administrations Department of Justice (DOJ) on December 7, 2006, and their replacement by interim appointees under provisions of the 2005 Patriot Act... Peter G. Fitzgerald (born October 20, 1960) was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 1999 until 2005. ... Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush until the end of August 2007. ... George Ryan George Homer Ryan (born February 24, 1934 in Maquoketa, Iowa) was the Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1999 until 2003. ...


Biggest Twat Ever

There have been several allegations that Hastert is a twat waffle. He also smokes crack in his freetime</ref>


Post-Speakership career

Hastert was reelected to his seat by a margin of 59.75 percent vs. 40.25 percent in the 2006 election, but that year the Republicans lost control, and soon after, Hastert announced he would not run for the post of Minority leader. He had long made it known that the 2007-09 term (110th Congress) would be his last.[56] On June 1, 2007 State Senator Chris Lauzen declared his intention to seek the Republican nomination from Hastert's district. [57] In July 2007, three-time statewide candidate Jim Oberweis declared his intention to seek the Republican nomination from Hastert's district. President Bush meets with Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer (then House Minority Leader and Minority Whip, respectively) at the Oval Office in the White House. ... United States Capitol (2002) // The One Hundred Tenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. ... Chris Lauzen is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate representing the 25th district. ... Jim Oberweis is a Chicago-area dairy magnate and twice ran for the Illinois Republican nomination for the United States Senate. ...


On Aug. 10, 2007 Hastert's office sent letters to his supporters stating that he will announce whether he will be running for another term as congressman of the 14th district. The press conference is set to take place at the Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville,Il. on August 17 at 10 a.m. According to sources, Hastert usually announces his intention to run by sending out a press release. On August 14, 2007, a blog [58] reported that Hastert was planning to retire from politics at the end of his term. [59]


On October 17, 2007, the political newspaper Roll Call announced that Hastert will resign from the House before the end of 2007. [60] He gave a farewell speech on the House Floor on November 15, 2007, which was followed by remarks from current Speaker Nancy Pelosi. For other senses of this term, see roll call (disambiguation). ...


HASTERT TO QUIT SOON


WASHINGTON- Rep. J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL 14), who served as House speaker longer than any other Republican, bade farewell to his colleagues yesterday, confirming that he will not complete his 11th term. Hastert, 65, did not say exactly when he will resign, but indicated it will be soon. He said his speech would be his last from the House floor. The 110th Congress will end in January 2009. In his 16-minute address, Hastert recounted his career's high points, concluding: "It's time for this legislator to return to being a private citizen."


Hastert in fiction

The The West Wing TV series, the powerful and very conservative Speaker of the House, Glen Allen Walken (played by John Goodman) was very loosely based on Hastert. Hastert may have been referenced in the episode "War Crimes" when Sam Seaborn stated that the Speaker was from Illinois (though Walken was revealed to have subsequently taken over from the nameless Illinois Speaker, and that he himself was actually from Missouri). “The West Wing” redirects here. ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (ie: the House of Commons or House of Representatives). ... Glen Allen Walken (sometimes spelled Glenallen or Glen Alan Walken) is a fictional character on The West Wing played by John Goodman. ... Not to be confused with Johnny Goodman (TV producer), Johnny Goodman, or John C. Goodman. ... War Crimes is the 49th episode of The West Wing. ... Samuel Norman Sam Seaborn is a fictional character played by Rob Lowe on the television serial drama The West Wing. ...


Electoral history

  • 2006 Race for U.S. House District 14 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R) (inc.), 59.79%
    • Jonathan Laesch (D), 40.21%
  • 2004 Race for U.S. House District 14 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R) (inc.), 68.63%
    • Ruben Zamora (D), 31.37%
  • 2002 Race for U.S. House District 14 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R) (inc.), 74.14%
    • Lawrence Quick (D), 25.86%
  • 2000 Race for U.S. House District 14 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R) (inc.), 73.99%
    • Vernon DelJohnson (D), 26.01%
  • 1998 Race for U.S. House District 14 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R) (inc.), 69.77%
    • Robert A. Cozzi, Jr. (D), 30.23%
  • 1996 Race for U.S. House District 14 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R) (inc.), 64.39%
    • Doug Mains (D), 35.60%
  • 1994 Race for U.S. House District 14 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R) (inc.), 76.48%
    • Steve Denari (D), 23.52%
  • 1992 Race for U.S. House District 14 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R) (inc.), 67.32%
    • Jonathan Reich (D), 32.64%
    • Yvonne Dinwiddle (write-in), 0.02%
  • 1990 Race for U.S. House District 14 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R) (inc.), 66.90%
    • Donald Westphal (D), 33.10%
  • 1988 Race for U.S. House District 14 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R) (inc.), 73.70%
    • Stephen Youhanaie (D), 26.30%
  • 1986 Race for U.S. House District 14 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R), 52.36%
    • Mary Lou Kearns (D), 47.64%
  • 1984 Race for State House District 82 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R) (inc.), 100.0%
  • 1982 Race for State House District 82 (IL)
    • Dennis Hastert (R), 67.84%
    • James E. McCauley (D), 32.16%
  • 1980 Race for State House District 39 (IL) (top three candidates elected)
    • Suzanne L. Deuchler (R), 34.87%
    • Dennis Hastert (R), 29.06%
    • Lawrence Murphy (D), 21.81%
    • Dwain Givens (D), 14.26%

See also

Scott B. Palmer (born November 22, 1950 in Hartford, Connecticut) is the Chief of Staff to United States Representative Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois), the Speaker of the House in the U.S. House of Representatives. ... Theodore J. Van Der Meid (born September 1, 1955), was Counsel/Director of Floor Operations, Office of the Speaker, serving Speaker Dennis Hastert in the United States Congress. ... Tim Kennedy (born April 30, 1986 in Buffalo, New York, USA) is currently a forward for the Michigan State Spartans of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. ...

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Further reading

  • "How Hastert benefited from sale: Planned highway could sweeten asset near Plano", Chicago Tribune, June 18, 2006
  • Mike Dorning, James Kimberly and Ray Gibson, "Hastert's wealth is grounded in land: Booming suburbs yield bounty for longtime real estate investor", Chicago Tribune, July 6, 2006

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Political offices
Preceded by
Newt Gingrich
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
January 6, 1999January 3, 2003;
January 7, 2003January 3, 2005;
January 3, 2005January 3, 2007
Succeeded by
Nancy Pelosi
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John E. Grotberg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 14th congressional district

1987 – present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Robert Smith Walker
Chief Deputy Republican Whip
1995 – 1999
Succeeded by
Roy Blunt

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J. Dennis Hastert News - The New York Times (841 words)
Hastert, Dennis (John Dennis “Denny” Hastert) (hăs'tərt), 1942–;, U.S. congressman, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1999–2007), b.
In office Hastert proved generally to be conciliatory and collegial while nonetheless maintaining tight Republican control over the House legislative process; he was instrumental to the passage of Medicare overhaul legislation in 2003.
Representative J. Dennis Hastert, the former speaker, is recovering from surgery to remove his gallbladder after he complained of abdominal pain caused by gallstones, his office said.
Online NewsHour: NewsMaker: Dennis Hastert -- February 7, 2001 (2378 words)
DENNIS HASTERT: Well, you know, one of the things that we tried to do over the last couple of years was to pass good legislation that we hoped that the White House would sign.
DENNIS HASTERT: Let me just say, first of all, the parameters, most people who are pardoned are people who have committed some type of breach of the law, either have either served their time or gone through a judiciary process.
DENNIS HASTERT: Well, that's what this debate is all about, and I think one of the things that is refreshing is that there's a lot of Democrats out there as well as Republicans that think the American people need to have a tax relief -- and that there is a tax surplus.
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